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About Us

“While many spend time arguing on protocol and tradition, members of our community are dying. Please forgive me and our center’s practitioners as we excuse ourselves from the discussion and opt to walk in service of our community. We answer to spirit and our ancestors, only.”- Ninay Akua Two Hawk Maat, Center Coordinator & Practitioner

Our rituals and practices are inspired by the Babalayan women of the Philippines and are rooted in the medicine of our ancient African maroon and Indigenous ancestors. We walk in profound respect and work to uphold these ancient traditions while working to adapt them to the current times and needs of our community. We are firm believers in de-colonizing our traditions and take an immovable stance against any ritual, custom or practice that was learned through our experience from our enslavement and/or colonization.

Our center sits on an active geothermic aquifer. Our foundation is primarily water therefore all of our services, rituals and practices command the integration and incorporation of water in one of its various forms. We use water infused with plant medicine to open portals in order to access ancient ancestral wisdom with the intention to awaken the divinity within.

Our Founder

Akua Maat: Clinical Hypnotherapy/ Certified Massage Therapist- CAMTC#57526

Akua is a founding member of Nana’s African Maroon Spritual Science and Wellness Center. She is an African Maroon descendant and a member of the Mvskoke Creek Nation. Her extensive background and training in spirituality and natural healing draws its inspiration from her Filipino great grandmother and the Babalayan women of the Philippines.

As a Master Clinical Hypnotherapist, Akua utilizes various forms of healing modalities that are rooted firmly in natural law. She is an Ifa practitioner and has received training in Akan traditional medicine. As a world traveler, she has shared medicine and collaborated with Afro/Indigenous spiritualists from various natural medicine traditions. Her practice of traditional medicine allows her to view the individual as an integrated whole of body, mind and spirit that is also part of a larger and greater wholeness. It encourages the body’s natural healing mechanisms to improve the functioning of the central nervous system in order to dissipate trauma and the negative effects of stress, while enhancing overall vitality. 

She has extensive training in Hypnosis and trance-work which includes Past Life Regression, Soul Fragmentation, Soul Retrieval as well as freedom from Fears and Phobias. Akua is a Certified Medical Massage Practitioner and a member of the Society for Oncology Massage who specializes in Akua is a licensed Massage therapist and specializes in Cancer, Lymphatic & Therapeutic Medical Massage. She holds certifications in Oncology Massage, Acupressure,Foot Reflexology, Craniosacral Therapy, Aromatherapy, Polarity Therapy, Swedish Massage, Hot Stone/Cold Stone Massage Therapeutic Touch plus, much more. Her training allows her to make adaptations in regards to positioning, pressure, pace, or site considerations related to concerns like medical devices, side effects of drug treatments, surgery or radiation, compromised lymph nodes or blood cell counts as well as other concerns unique to your particular needs.  As a result, she is able to modify and perform  massage on clients with cancer who are in active treatment, recently in recovery or during end-of-life care.  In fact, she has even performed massages on patients in various Infusion centers while clients were receiving chemotherapy.

All of Akua’s work centers around water. She uses it as a conduit for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual elevation. It is the medium thru which she is able to access the subconscious and universal portals in order to open the gateways to healing. Her technique incorporates an individualized approach in which sessions are adapted to meet the specific needs of each person.

One of her main healing modalities incorporates the use of Spiritual Baths; Hydrotherapy thru Immersion in Water Infused with Plant Medicine. This treatment incorporates Vibrational Medicine Frequency & Sound Therapy, Chakra Balancing, Moxibustion and Integrative Lymphatic Touch Therapy. In many of her sessions she utilizes the Temazcalli at Nana’s Center. It offers a safe and sacred space for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing to occur.

Other treatments include; Prostrate and Vaginal Steaming, and Post Partum Doula Services of Closing of the Bones and Belly Binding. She also offers Death Doula Services. She holds certifications in Oncology Massage, Acupressure, Foot Reflexology, Craniosacral Therapy, Aromatherapy, Polarity Therapy, Swedish Massage, Hot Stone/Cold Stone Massage Therapeutic Touch plus, much more.

Dr. Ahmses Maat , Lic Perfusionist

Dr. Maat is the founder of Montu University of African Defense and is an Kemetic (African) Spirituality Scholar and Practitioner. He is the developer of Maat Thermal Therapy which utilizes whole body hyperthermia in conjunction with nutritional and detox support to help individuals improve overall health and vitality. 

As a Level I lymphatic Touch & Movement Therapist, Dr Maat specializes in both complementary and natural healing methods used in African Maroon Traditional Medicine. He has traveled on Medical Missions to Tanzania and Ghana and taken part as a volunteer perfusionist in life saving Open Heart Surgery procedures. He has also conducted hyperthermic therapy research at the Tanzanian Heart & Surgery Center and has submitted many peer reviewed papers on heat therapy.

Dr. Maat is a Registered Respiratory Therapist, Certified Clinical Perfusionist and Doctorate of Metaphysics.  He offers Hyperthermia training and is an American Heart Association (AHA) – Health Care Provider Trainer BLS / CPR / First AID.